Flamboyant welcome

Silver Jubilee crowds wait for the Queen outside the old General Post Office in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, in June 1977
Silver Jubilee crowds wait for the Queen outside the old General Post Office in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, in June 1977
Opening of the new school by the home secretary in October 1927. The headmaster, Canon Barton, is on the lowest step, on the left. Dorothea Barton is possibly there, somewhere. (PGS Archive)

NOSTALGIA: A red bluestocking at Portsmouth Grammar School

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The crowds lining the street in Commercial Road, outside the old General Post Office, provide a vivid contrast to the formality of the civic welcome.

Some members of the crowd more flamboyantly dressed than others.